Our dearest Lindsay on your 1st birthday:
You are simply amazing. You have been through so many things that I don't even know where to begin. But, what I do know is that you are the absolute strongest little person that your daddy and I know and we couldn't be more proud of you. Just one week ago we got the best news that we could have ever hoped for for you........your "Gift of Life". Since then, you have been ready to get out of that hospital bed and start living your life as every one year old should. Our wish for you on your 1st birthday is that you can have a wonderful quality of life now with that brand new angel heart. We were very uncertain what the future held as we waited almost 6 1/2 months for the very best thing in your life to happen, but God knew and gave us the strength to stick it out and gave you the health to be able to accept this new heart. HE has big plans for you princess, and although we questioned that sometimes, we now know that that is true! Please know that there are thousands of people that pray, and will continue to pray, for you everyday. Your angel heart is very special and we pray that your body accepts it for a long time. The child that gave this special gift to you, and us, will continue living through you. So, be good to it. We love you precious babydoll and hope to have many, many, many more birthdays to celebrate.
WHOLE heart hugs and love,
Mommy and Daddy